The Detroit Red Wings' nemesis, Shea Weber, scored a power play goal three minutes into Game 3 for the Nashville Predators in their Western Conference playoff series. The Wings never recovered. One game after they put together a great performance in Nashville to even the series, the Wings dropped a game at home. Even though the Predators can't win the series on Tuesday, the Wings will feel like they're in a virtual must-win situation.
No. 4 Nashville Predators at No. 5 Detroit Red Wings
7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday -- Game 3, Western Conference Quarterfinals | Nashville leads series, 2-1
National TV: NBC Sports Network, CBC, RDS | Local TV: Fox Sports Detroit, SportSouth
Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne was brilliant in Game 3, and between their poor special teams and the injury to Hal Gill, Nashville will need him to come up big again. The Red Wings have gotten good individual game performances from their offensive stars, but they have yet to get all of them clicking at the same time. It might take all of Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen playing at their best to put enough past Rinne to win.
For all news and information regarding the Nashville, please visit Predators blog On the Forecheck. For updates and perspective on the Detroit, head on over to Red Wings blog Winging it in Motown and SB Nation Detroit.